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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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This appointment is to submit a completed building permit application packet.

Intake Appointment Request

We appreciate your patience and understanding as the Bureau of Development Services and our partner bureaus work to develop new ways of doing business with BDS and our partner bureaus, in safe and efficient ways.

Due to the closure of the Development Services Center to walk-in traffic, rapid deployment of new processes and technology, and mandatory City employee furloughs, currently it can take several days to receive an appointment to upload a building permit submittal. We are making improvements to our interim processes; and simultaneously building a new system for the online submittal of more types of permit applications through Development Hub. The appointment system for intake is temporary, and the goal is to make online application submittal available 24/7 through on-line resources.

Here are some ways you can help us in processing your permit application as quickly as possible:

  • After you submit a request for an appointment, please use the time before your appointment to ensure that your application is as complete as possible and meets the submittal requirements. Incomplete applications will be returned, which may cause further delays.
  • Please do not send multiple email messages and make multiple phone calls about the same issue as they will lengthen the delay. Phone and email messages are being returned in the order that they are received.

The Bureau of Development Services and our partner bureaus are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations so you can complete your work. We appreciate your business and your patience as we work to support your projects.

If you would like to schedule an intake appointment for building permit, development review permit or zoning permit use this form.

If you have any questions, call us at 503-823-4092 or email us at

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